Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

Christopher Columbus spotted Dominica today (1493). Also, the Bank of Montreal was founded (1817), Charles “Black Bart” Bowles robbed his last stage coach (1883), Panama separated from Colombia (1903), the U.S. introduced the income tax (1913), Washington, D.C. residents were able to vote in a presidential election (1964), and Dominica gained independence from Great Britain (1978). And the Federated States of Micronesia gained independence from the U.S. (1986).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::